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Chain of command

It’s no longer enough for suppliers to contend that their products are environmentally friendly. There is increasing demand for them to demonstrate that the entire supply chain is green. Mark Eltringham reports on how some firms are responding to the ...

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Diary of a graduate – Part 11

Joely Thomas, the first graduate from the ISS scheme to write in FMJ, reflects on what she has learnt, as a new set of trainees join the team. At the end of June it was announced that ISS had secured ...

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David and Goliath a year on

In November 2011, Martin Corbett, managing director of Derwent FM, in the article ‘David and Goliath’, showed how his organisation had won a number of government contracts as an SME including a £1.65 million contract with HMRC in Nottingham. One ...

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Third time lucky

While the third sector may share many of the same challenges as its public and private sector cousins, Andy Christophi, head of facilities management at Shelter and founder of the FM Charity Network Forum, believes an engrained culture of sharing ...

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Didn’t they do well?

The myriad of challenges and obstacles that await organisations creating a sustainable compliance strategy can leave those tasked with its implementation feeling a lot like a contestant in the latest TV game show. Assurity Consulting’s Greg Davies is that ‘phone ...

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In my View: Fee for Intervention, retrofitting washrooms and FM & the environment

Subject to parliamentary approval, the proposed Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012 will be in effect from 1 October 2012. These regulations allow the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to recover the costs of its activities where a “material breach” ...

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Green minds think alike

Energy efficiency is a topic rarely out of the public eye, with businesses being encouraged to think about the impact they are having on the environment and to take responsible steps to conserve energy. However, for many organisations there are ...

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The FM insider considers the challenge of managing building services projects

In this month’s FM Insider, Phil Brompton, managing director of Powrmatic, steps into the shoes of a facilities manager and considers the challenge of managing building services projects. FMJ: How does it feel to be wearing the facilities manager’s shoes? ...

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LuxLive preview: Under the lights

Taking place at Earls Court on 6-7 November, LuxLive will showcase a wide range of lighting solutions aimed at users looking to slash energy bills and reduce carbon emissions while improving the lit environment. Major users of lighting such as ...

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Clean and clear technology

In this edition, of FASTFacts*, Bradley Reames, managing director of Peartree Cleaning Services, emphasises the importance of adopting technology to improve outsourced FM. FM service delivery is changing Facilities management service delivery is changing, through software which is helping to ...

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